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From "Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T" <>
Subject Re: [RESULT]: Accept newline patch into CouchDB for 0.9 (Was: Re: VOTE: accept newline patch into CouchDB for 0.9)
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2009 13:42:07 GMT
On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 3:56 AM, Jan Lehnardt <> wrote:
> On 26 Feb 2009, at 09:03, Brian Candler wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 07:07:11AM -0600, Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T wrote:
>>>> CouchDB dodges this at present, since you can't download a document
>>>> together
>>>> with its attachments.
>>> what about ?attachments=true  or am I misunderstanding you?
>> This is new to me - such feature doesn't seem to be mentioned at
>>, where it says:
>> "When retrieving documents, the attachment's actual data is not included,
>> only the metadata. The actual data has to be fetched separately, using a
>> special URI."
>> However I do see "attachments=true" in couch_rep.erl. Is this something
>> internal/private for replication?
> This is an omission in the documentation. I added it to the wiki now with
> a note that you should not use it :) I think the plan forward is to add an
> where documents and attachments can be transferred in a single HTTP
> request using a multipart mime request. This will speed up replication,
Not immediately apparent that this is true, only if mime encode/decode
is faster than json encode/decode

> fix handling replication with large attachments and makes it possible to
> create a document and a set of attachments without going through
> intermediate revisions.
I am doing this currently, the recent fix to mochiweb of the 1MB body
regression allows one to upload document + attachments in a single
revision -- you need to base64 the attachment and set the attributes,
but it works.  My dump/load code does it quite nicely.


Jeff Hinrichs

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